Bug 82931 - redhat-config-packages hangs when installing kernel support
Summary: redhat-config-packages hangs when installing kernel support
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-01-28 16:31 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-23 20:58:55 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-28 16:31:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
Seeing major anomolies with RPM. I this case, tried to install kernel support
using redhat-config-packages on a minimal system (smallest footprint image was
installed in anaconda). Selected kernel (4 packages). Pressed update. Get
"Preparing system update" dialog. When progress bar get to 100%, app hangs. Text
under bar says "Computing package dependencies". Can kill app and all seems ok.
May be another ramificaiton of the comment I added to 80751, where dialog goes
away with no further output. Suspect instability in RPM is the cause... 

I needed kernel support to get tk installed. When installing tk from the command
line, RPM reports 2 bars of 100% and then hangs...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start app
2.select kernel support
3.press update

Actual Results:  hangs with 100% progress bar

Expected Results:  no hang

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-01-28 16:35:33 UTC
Strike the installing from command line comment. When I copied the file to disk,
it installed ok. RPM must not like installing when current directory is on the

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-09 21:49:08 UTC
If you type dmesg, do you see errors relating to reading from the cdrom?

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-02-11 15:58:29 UTC
No errors from the CD-ROM. In fact, it hangs prior to prompting for any
insertions. Ran dmesg prior and after hang, no new messages appended to log.

BTW, I am up to date per rhn. Should I try some rawhide RPM packages?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-02-11 16:53:19 UTC
Tried rawhide rpm and rpm-python 4.2.66, no joy. I hear that rpm now uses futex.
How would I go about seeing if rpm is hung?

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-23 20:58:55 UTC
To use rawhide rpm, you'll also have to use rawhide redhat-config-packages (and
some others probably).   Was probably due to interactions between different rpm
versions used by redhat-config-pcakages and the rhn-applet which are fixed now
(or just having a stale rpm lock from something else, but haven't seen that with
rawhide in a while)

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